Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing continues to be an area of focus for both  individuals and employers. For employers, the importance of having a healthy work force now goes way beyond just the physical capabilities of employees.

This two day course is for those who want  the highest level qualification in First Aid for Mental Health. It is ideal for those who would be leading a team of Mental Health First Aiders within an organisation.

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Mental Health First Aid Courses Norfolk & Norwich

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Cost per person for open courses

£170 +VAT

Delivered to your workforce for groups up to 16 people

£1,800 +VAT

Call 01603 986 719 To book a private course

More About This Course

This qualification is for those who are looking for the highest level course in First Aid for Mental Health.

It builds on the Level 2 award and gives delegates a detailed understanding of mental health conditions; what first aid for metal health is; how to provide advice and start a conversation with someone; how to put in place a first aid action plan for mental health; and how to promote and implement a positive mental health culture in the work place.

The successful delegate will leave with an Ofqual regulated FAA Level 3 in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

Aim of The Course
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition

  • Know how to recognise and manage stress

  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place 

  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

  • Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers 

 
Objectives of The Course
  • Define mental health

  • Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health 

  • Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health

  • Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health

  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition

  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health

  • State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace 

  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

  • Describe the characteristics, including signs and/or symptoms, of various mental health conditions

  • Describe the support & therapy provided by professional healthcare providers for the a variety of mental health conditions

DAY 1 OF This course will examine the following topics:
  • What is first aid for mental health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and staring a conversation
  • Stress
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First aid action plan for mental health
  • Mental health in the work place
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
DAY 2 OF This course will examine the following topics:
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
 

The Mental Health First Aid Course runs for 2 days, both days 09:00 – 17:00.

They do not have to be 2 consecutive days.

Assessment Process for this course

There is a written test involving multiple choice questions and written answers.

CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

Learners will be certificated with the Ofqual regulated FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid For Mental Health (RQF).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What first aid for mental health courses do you provide?

We offer the full range of mental health first aid training courses including:

  • Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (Half Day)
  • Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health (1 Day)
  • Level 2 Youth First Aid for Mental Health (1 Day)
  • Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
How can I book on to a first aid for mental health training course?

As an organisation you can book us to come and deliver training at your place of work where we will train up to 16 staff for a fixed fee.

You can attend our training centre in Norwich, Norfolk.

We can also arrange a suitable venue if required (fees may apply).

We also offer public courses which are delivered at our training centre in Norwich and can be booked online via our website. Click Here To See Upcoming Courses.

If you would like to know more or book this course, please contact 01603 986719

What is OFQUAL and FAA?

OFQUAL is the government branch that monitors and regulates qualifications in the UK.

This means the FAA qualifications you gain are recognised by OFQUAL and meet their very stringent standards.

Basically, it means we provide courses of very a very high standard. FAA Ltd is our qualification awarding body.

What is the difference between the different first aid for mental health courses?
  • The Level 1 course - Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health - is an entry level qualification giving delegates a basic understanding of common mental health conditions and how to start a conversation with someone about their mental health. It will also help them to signpost help for someone who is suspected of having a mental health condition.
  • The Level 2 course - First Aid for Mental Health - is comprehensive training for individuals, businesses and institutions who wish to have a designated Mental Health First Aider qualification. It builds on the level 1 course by going into mental health conditions in more detail, giving the learner the skills to implement a first aid action plan and a good understanding of how to promote and build a positive mental health culture and ethos in the work place.
  • The Level 2 course - Youth First Aid for Mental Health - provides comprehensive train for individuals and institutions within the education sector. It looks specifically at what youth mental health first aid is; the mental health conditions young people can suffer from; and gives the learner the skills to implement a first aid action plan.
  • The Level 3 course - Supervising First Aid for Mental Health - is our most in depth qualification. It would be suited to those who are looking to oversee a group of Mental Health First Aiders within a larger organisation. It provides everything the Level 2 course does but extends knowledge to a deeper understanding of a much wider range of mental health conditions such as Psychosis, Schizophrenia and PTSD.